FdSc Assistant Practitioner Level 5
This foundation degree is designed to provide you with a direct route to becoming an Assistant Practitioner within the NHS or other health and care organisation, or alternatively form the basis of your studies for preparation to work in a variety of other healthcare professions. The Assistant Practitioner role is essential to the future development of health and social care, and completing this foundation degree will quality you to work at Band 4 within the NHS.
The foundation degree is an innovative programme boasting connections with a range of placement environments, enabling you to access a range of real-life situations in both clinical and community settings, in addition to access to our simulation suite.
The embedded work-based approach to this programme will enable you to specialise in one area of practice within the health sector, communicating effectively and developing skills which
- 48 UCAS points minimum
Year 1 modules:
Preparing for Clinical Skills – 20 credits
Clinical Practice (1) - 40 credits
Anatomy and Physiology - 20 credits
Principles and philosophies of healthcare - 10 credits
Person centred care - 10 credits
Therapeutic interventions - 10 credits
Effective communications - 10 credits
Year 2 modules:
Approaches to mental health and equality - 20 credits
Clinical practice (2) - 20 credits
Evidence and application of research - 20 credits
Public health and equality - 20 credits
Principles and skills for assistant practitioners - 20 credits
Plus an optional module from one of the following*:
Long term conditions
Acute and critical care: foundations for practice
Speech and language therapy
Advanced holistic mental health practitioner
Intensive care practitioner
Specialist residential practitioner
* Please note, optional modules are dependent on demand and placement availability and may not run every year
Please choose your preferred study option below (subject to change).
This course costs: £
If the amount shown is more than £0.00 and you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.
This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).
You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.
To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.
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